Hampton Court ‘Florimania’

Following on from last week’s post we are delighted to share with you a selection of photographs of the completed arrangements from last weekend’s ‘Florimania’ at Hampton Court Palace.

With the event entitled ‘ Flowers from around the world: exploring the continents, each of the arrangements represented either a picture on display in Hampton Court Palace or a country of the world.

Following the event, we received the following email from Jane Rickard of Surrey NAFAS:

“The flowers are exceptional and are standing up really well. 

 The feedback from the public over the last 2 days has been great.  Many thinking it was the best yet!!!!  Of course, that is largely due to the quality of the flowers.  As usual – all went smoothly and you handled the whole day marvellously!!

 Thank you once again for all your help and patience with us and the good organisation of our flowers on conditioning day.”

 

New Zealand 2

NEW ZEALAND

England 2

ENGLAND

Wales 2

WALES

Madeira

MADEIRA

U.S.A

USA

Holland

HOLLAND

Egypt 3

EGYPT

South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

Jersey

JERSEY

India 4

INDIA

Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Holland 3

HOLLAND

Egypt 2

EGYPT

Japan

JAPAN

Calla Lily

CALLA LILY

Strelitzia

STRELITZIA

India 3

INDIA

Trinidad & Tobago 2

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Jamaica 2

JAMAICA

Holland 2

HOLLAND

Asplenium

ASPLENIUM

Dianthus

DIANTHUS

Spain

SPAIN

Japan 2

JAPAN

Singapore & Malaysia 5

SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

Singapore & Malaysia 2

SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

Scotland 4

SOCTLAND

Switzerland

SWITZERLAND

India 2

INDIA

Rose

ROSE

India 6

INDIA

Anthurium

ANTHURIUM

France

FRANCE

India

INDIA

Fountain Court Entrance

FOUNTAIN COURT ENTRANCE

Eygpt

EGYPT

Chamaerops

CHAMAEROPS

Entrance to Kings Apartments

ENTRANCE TO KING’S APARTMENTS

Ananas

ANANAS

Canada

CANAD

Alium

ALIUM

Agapanthus

AGAPANTHUS

 

‘Florimania’ at Hampton Court Palace

Nursery Fresh is delighted to have once again worked with Jane Rickard and the flower arrangers of Surrey NAFAS in supplying the flowers for ‘Florimania’ at Hampton court Palace this weekend.

This year’s event entitled “Ladies with Flowers” will include floral displays and flower arranging demonstrations inspired by some of the most notable garden-loving Queens from Queen Mary II and her collection of exotic plants at Hampton Court Palace to Queen Charlotte at Kew Gardens.

Below are a few photos taken during the flowers sorting and delivery stages and we hope to post photos of the finished results soon.

Following our delivery of all the plant material earlier in the week it was lovely to receive the following email from Jane Rickard

“Just to say a big thank you for the simply gorgeous selection of flowers that you delivered to us today.  Really fabulous and as well organised as usual.

 It is always a pleasure to work with you all.

 Love

Jane x”

 

Weekend Weddings — Bridal Flowers Direct

What beautiful weather for last weekend’s couples – fingers crossed it is a sign of things to come for the rest of the Summer. On Saturday we made our first trip to the Elvetham Hotel, near Fleet in Hampshire – a very stately 19th century mansion set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Whilst the ceremony took place […]

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Shakespeare 400 Anniversary Flowers

Little did we know when we were asked to supply flowers to one of our customers in Stratford that her arrangement would appear in the national press as it was paraded through the streets of the city as part of the celebrations to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare last weekend.

We can supply flowers to virtually any location in mainland UK via our overnight courier service so if you need flowers for any occasion please do get in touch to discuss your specific requirements

Just a few pictures of the parade to share with you courtesy of Getty Images

 

HAPPY EASTER

It has been an exceptionally busy week at Nursery Fresh – it has been lovely seeing so many Flower Arrangers from our local Cathedrals and Churches coming in to buy their Easter flowers from us. We have also dispatched several orders for churches further afield via our overnight delivery service.

We wish you all a very happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all again in the coming months  – fingers crossed for a busy wedding season too

 

HAMPTON COURT ‘FLORIMANIA’ 2016

It has, once again, been our pleasure to work with the Surrey Area of NAFAS in supplying the flowers for ‘Florimania’ 2016 which takes place at Hampton Court Palace this weekend.

During the weeks leading up to the event, we work with Jane Rickard of Surrey NAFAS in collating the orders which are then placed with our suppliers for delivery to us the day before they are delivered to Hampton Court. We then have a busy day sorting all the flowers into individual orders which are then transported to the Palace early in the morning, ready for distribution to the Flower Arrangers.

Below are just a few photographs taken during the delivery and distribution of the flowers and we hope to post some more of the finished displays in due course

 

DIY Wedding Flowers

A lovely email to share with you from a customer who picked up an order from us last week for her son’s wedding. Whilst we had been asked to supply the Bridal Party Arrangements, the Groom’s Mother wished to create the church and marquee arrangements herself.

Dear Sally,

Very many thanks for supplying such amazing flowers for us. Sarah was absolutely thrilled with the bouquets, you got them just right.

I’ve attached a few photos of the end result, I was quite proud of myself!

Thank you, Tessa.

 

The pictures below show just what can be created using flowers supplied by us.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all and let’s hope 2014 is a happy, healthy and successful year for us all. It seems unbelievable that we are now almost half way through January but it seems a good opportunity to reflect on the events we were involved with leading up to Christmas.

We were delighted to work with Jane Rickard and the Surrey Area of NAFAS supplying the flowers to “Florimania for Christmas” at Hampton Court Palace. Having supplied “Spring Florimania” for a number of years it was wonderful to see the Palace transformed with a festive floral twist as Williams III’s apartments were dressed with Christmas floral arrangements. Visitors were also able to attend Christmas Wreath and Table Decoration demonstrations by Area Demonstrators.

We now look forward to supplying the next “Spring Florimania” to be held over Mothering Sunday weekend at the end of March.

If you wish to see photographs from the event please click here

On the 14th December we welcomed NAFAS demonstrator Irene Hickson to our warehouse for a demonstration entitled “Festive Fantasy”. Over 50 ladies attended the event which saw Irene display examples of festive arrangements in a multitude of colours from pink and purple to the more traditional reds and greens. Irene had been recommended to us by members of a local flower club and we were certainly not disappointed – her enthusiasm, humour and obvious love of flower arranging left everyone inspired and motivated to create their own Christmas designs.

Below is a small selection of photographs from the demonstration.

 

As we drew closer to Christmas we held two of our very popular Workshop mornings. Lead by our in house florist Rebecca Warwick workshop attendees were shown how to create two Christmas arrangements. The workshops were thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended and we have already been asked to hold a ‘tailor made’ workshop for two of the ladies who attended plus some of their friends in the Spring.

Below is a selection of photographs taken at both the Workshops.

 

18th December was an early start for Clare and Sally who were at Portsmouth Dockyard by 6.30 in the morning to deliver the flowers ordered for the Homecoming of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster. Members of the Ship’s company had pre-ordered either a single red rose or a bouquet of flowers for presentation to their loved ones on disembarkation from the Ship after their 7 month deployment to the Caribbean.

The pictures below show the boxes of flowers being loaded onto the launch for transportation out to the Ship prior to its arrival into the Dockyard.

 

Drug-Busting HMS Lancaster returns to Portsmouth

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I think that just about summarises the end of last year and we are now preparing for the coming weeks which will include Valentine’s Day and Mothering Sunday followed by what is looking to be a very busy Summer of weddings.

 

Christmas Events at Nursery Fresh

As promised we are delighted to announce details of our forthcoming programme of events some or all of which we hope you will be able to attend.

We are delighted to have booked NAFAS Demonstrator Irene Hickson for our Christmas Demonstration and whilst Irene is playing her cards very close to her chest regarding the displays she will be creating “Festive Fantasy” is certainly an intriguing theme.

Tickets for Demonstrations we have held during the past year have sold out rapidly so do book up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our pre-Christmas workshops proved very popular and incredible fun last year so whatever your experience of Flower Arranging do try and attend one of these – if either of these dates are not suitable for you why not try and get a group of friends together and we can tailor make a workshop for you.

We look forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks

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Buriton Flower Festival

Nursery Fresh were delighted to supply the flowers for the Flower Festival held at St Marys Church, Buriton, Near Petersfield. With the theme based around Harvest Festival the Church was filled with stunning arrangements combining flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Flower Festival Designer and Organiser Margaret Davis was thrilled with all the flowers and complimented Nursery Fresh on the quality and subsequent longevity of them all.

 Below is a selection of photographs taken at the Flower Festival Preview Evening

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